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A42501 A collection out of the best approved authors containing histories of visions, apparitions, prophesies, spirits, divinations and other wonderful illusions of the devil wrought by magic or otherwise : also of divers astrological predictions shewing as the wickedness of the former, so the vanity of the latter, and the folly of trusting to them. Gaule, John, 1604?-1687. 1657 (1657) Wing G376; ESTC R29920 190,293 260

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in_o all_o good_a culture_n and_o on_o the_o contrary_a be_v of_o a_o decent_a and_o complete_a frame_n or_o shape_n and_o yet_o of_o manner_n ugly_a and_o ill-favoured_a enough_o and_o that_o there_o be_v not_o the_o least_o reason_n nor_o any_o rule_n of_o truth_n for_o these_o their_o conjecture_n observation_n and_o omination_n neither_o be_v they_o agree_v among_o themselves_o about_o their_o own_o absurd_a figment_n and_o therefore_o it_o be_v to_o be_v suspect_v that_o these_o nugacious_a kind_n of_o man_n do_v only_o dote_v through_o the_o instinct_n of_o the_o devil_n draw_v they_o from_o error_n into_o superstition_n and_o from_o that_o into_o infidelity_n 6._o whether_o augurize_v auspicate_a and_o aruspicinate_v and_o all_o such_o heathenish_a observation_n and_o omination_n be_v not_o found_v upon_o magic_n and_o astrology_n for_o not_o only_o these_o descend_v from_o the_o chaldean_n to_o the_o greek_n and_o from_o they_o to_o the_o etrurians_n and_o from_o they_o to_o the_o latin_n but_o there_o have_v never_o be_v very_o like_a neither_o faith_n in_o nor_o practice_v of_o any_o such_o have_v not_o the_o artist_n teach_v that_o there_o be_v certain_a light_n of_o praesagition_n descend_v from_o the_o celestial_a body_n upon_o all_o inferior_a creature_n as_o certain_a sign_n in_o their_o motion_n site_n gesture_z flight_n voice_n colour_n meat_n etc._n etc._n so_o that_o omination_n or_o divination_n may_v well_o be_v make_v from_o the_o similitude_n and_o convenience_n betwixt_o they_o and_o the_o star_n for_o beast_n and_o bird_n their_o part_n and_o entrail_n their_o flying_n and_o cry_n etc._n etc._n how_o can_v these_o consider_v only_o in_o themselves_o be_v cause_n of_o future_a event_n yea_o how_o can_v they_o be_v so_o much_o as_o sign_n unless_o they_o be_v take_v as_o effect_n of_o some_o other_o cause_n that_o may_v cause_n or_o sign_n future_a thing_n and_o what_o can_v they_o be_v but_o the_o celestial_a motion_n and_o
prophecy_n and_o divination_n in_o all_o the_o name_n and_o kind_n viz._n 1._o prophecy_n be_v from_o god_n a_o gift_n inspire_v by_o the_o holy_a spirit_n divination_n be_v from_o the_o devil_n a_o delusion_n suggest_v by_o a_o evil_a spirit_n 2_o prophecy_n be_v never_o but_o according_a to_o god_n covenant_n divination_n be_v seldomwithout_n a_o pact_n or_o covenant_n with_o the_o devil_n 3._o prophecy_n be_v god_n consult_v with_o the_o creature_n divination_n be_v the_o creature_n consult_v with_o the_o creature_n or_o one_o be_v a_o consult_v with_o god_n and_o not_o with_o the_o creature_n the_o other_o be_v a_o consult_v with_o the_o creature_n and_o not_o with_o god_n 4._o prophecy_n be_v first_o motion_v and_o free_o offer_v by_o god_n divination_n be_v tempt_o and_o sorcerous_o seek_v for_o as_o be_v balaam_n own_o way_n and_o not_o only_o provoke_v but_o presume_v also_o 5._o prophecy_n have_v be_v concern_v some_o special_a person_n and_o their_o extraordinary_a action_n divination_n even_o the_o magical_a and_o astrological_a be_v ordinary_a for_o all_o man_n their_o manner_n and_o fortune_n 6._o prophecy_n have_v never_o be_v but_o of_o matter_n weighty_a and_o serious_a divination_n have_v often_o be_v of_o thing_n vain_a and_o ludicrous_a 7._o prophecy_n be_v of_o those_o thing_n that_o be_v necessary_a to_o be_v know_v divination_n magical_a and_o astrological_a be_v of_o those_o thing_n that_o be_v not_o necessary_a to_o be_v know_v 8._o prophecy_n be_v of_o those_o thing_n that_o be_v only_o know_v to_o god_n and_o can_v be_v know_v to_o other_o without_o prophecy_n or_o revelation_n divination_n be_v either_o of_o those_o thing_n that_o can_v be_v know_v by_o divination_n or_o else_o of_o those_o that_o may_v be_v know_v without_o it_o 9_o prophecy_n be_v of_o thing_n true_a certain_a infallible_a because_o immediate_o from_o god_n the_o first_o cause_n dvination_n be_v of_o thing_n false_a and_o uncertain_a and_o but_o probable_a at_o most_o because_o either_o from_o the_o devil_n or_o but_o from_o the_o creature_n and_o second_o cause_n 10._o prophecy_n consider_v thing_n in_o god_n and_o therefore_o be_v immovable_a divination_n consider_v thing_n in_o the_o creature_n and_o therefore_o must_v be_v mutable_a 11._o no_o prophet_n ever_o make_v himself_o the_o author_n of_o his_o own_o prophecy_n but_o thus_o say_v the_o lord_n etc._n etc._n but_o the_o devil_n and_o diviner_n arrogate_v their_o prediction_n to_o themselves_o and_o to_o the_o absoluteness_n of_o their_o own_o art_n 12._o the_o gift_n of_o prophecy_n cease_v in_o the_o act_n but_o divination_n they_o will_v have_v to_o remain_v still_o in_o the_o art_n 13._o prophecy_n be_v not_o a_o permanent_a habit_n but_o a_o transient_a act_n that_o the_o prophet_n themselves_o may_v know_v and_o confess_v that_o they_o have_v it_o not_o but_o by_o gift_n and_o occasional_o according_a to_o god_n good_a pleasure_n for_o the_o prophecy_n come_v not_o at_o any_o time_n by_o the_o will_n of_o man_n 2_o pet._n 1.21_o but_o divination_n or_o astrological_a prediction_n be_v a_o state_v art_n as_o they_o say_v and_o they_o may_v not_o only_o study_v it_o but_o practise_v it_o at_o their_o own_o will_n and_o pleasure_n 14._o it_o be_v not_o for_o every_o prophet_n to_o know_v every_o thing_n that_o be_v prophecyable_a but_o for_o so_o they_o pretend_v it_o be_v for_o any_o prognosticator_n to_o know_v any_o thing_n that_o be_v prognosticable_a 15._o prophet_n beside_o the_o spirit_n of_o prophecy_n may_v have_v the_o instinct_n of_o their_o own_o spirit_n which_o may_v sometime_o deceive_v they_o but_o diviner_n and_o prognosticator_n beside_o the_o instinct_n of_o their_o own_o spirit_n be_v obnoxious_a to_o satanical_a delusion_n whereby_o they_o often_o both_o be_v deceive_v and_o do_v deceive_v 16._o prophecy_n be_v true_a in_o the_o ground_n although_o it_o may_v fail_v in_o the_o effect_n because_o the_o principle_n thereof_o be_v the_o prime_a verity_n divination_n though_o it_o take_v effect_n yet_o be_v it_o false_a both_o because_o of_o falsity_n in_o the_o author_n and_o ground_n and_o mean_n and_o end_n 17._o the_o prevention_n of_o thing_n prophesy_v argue_v no_o falsehood_n or_o defect_n in_o prophecy_n because_o god_n may_v reveal_v some_o thing_n to_o his_o prophet_n as_o in_o their_o second_o cause_n which_o may_v be_v impedit_v and_o some_o thing_n may_v be_v prophesy_v conditional_o and_o with_o intent_n that_o they_o may_v be_v prevent_v however_o to_o be_v refer_v to_o god_n good_a and_o wise_a dispensation_n yea_o and_o the_o prophet_n themselves_o be_v instruct_v and_o enable_v to_o prophesy_v as_o well_o of_o their_o prevention_n as_o of_o their_o consecution_n but_o who_o can_v say_v so_o much_o of_o divination_n 18._o god_n may_v in_o mercy_n suffer_v a_o true_a prophecy_n to_o be_v frustrate_v and_o in_o judgement_n may_v permit_v a_o false_a divination_n to_o take_v effect_n 19_o the_o prophet_n be_v sometime_o prevent_v as_o touch_v their_o prediction_n of_o evil_n and_o judgement_n but_o the_o diviner_n and_o false_a prophet_n be_v frustrate_v in_o their_o prediction_n of_o blessing_n and_o good_a thing_n 20._o the_o prophet_n foretell_v god_n judgement_n with_o grief_n and_o condole_v wish_v that_o they_o may_v rather_o be_v account_v for_o false_a prophet_n then_o that_o such_o heavy_a thing_n shall_v befall_v god_n people_n transgress_v the_o diviner_n and_o prognosticator_n glory_n to_o presage_v confusion_n to_o nation_n kingdom_n church_n christian_n and_o be_v very_o little_o touch_v with_o the_o destruction_n of_o all_o or_o any_o so_o their_o prediction_n may_v take_v place_n 21._o that_o prophecy_n have_v be_v prevent_v or_o fail_v in_o effect_n be_v mere_o because_o of_o the_o liberty_n of_o god_n will_v but_o divination_n or_o astrological_a prediction_n may_v be_v defeat_v even_o by_o the_o liberty_n of_o man_n will_n alone_o 22._o prophecy_n enlighten_v the_o understanding_n and_o perfect_v it_o so_o do_v not_o divination_n but_o only_o after_o a_o confuse_a manner_n alter_v the_o imagination_n 23._o in_o prophecy_n it_o be_v the_o intellect_n that_o move_v the_o fantasy_n but_o in_o divination_n it_o be_v the_o fantasy_n that_o move_v the_o intellect_n for_o prophecy_n illuminate_v immediate_o begin_v at_o the_o mind_n and_o heart_n which_o divination_n can_v do_v because_o it_o begin_v at_o the_o sense_n and_o so_o to_o the_o fantasy_n to_o the_o imagination_n so_o that_o a_o prophet_n understand_v his_o own_o prophecy_n so_o do_v not_o a_o divine_a his_o own_o divination_n 24._o ecstasy_n of_o prophet_n do_v not_o so_o abalienate_v their_o mind_n as_o that_o they_o apprehend_v not_o what_o they_o do_v or_o say_v as_o indeed_o it_o be_v in_o the_o dementating_a fury_n of_o divination_n for_o they_o be_v only_o but_o a_o abstraction_n of_o the_o mind_n from_o outward_a sensible_a and_o terrene_a thing_n not_o a_o distraction_n of_o it_o within_o itself_o as_o in_o these_o 25._o the_o prophet_n mingle_v godly_a and_o wise_a instruction_n together_o with_o their_o prediction_n that_o they_o may_v not_o seem_v to_o neglect_v the_o present_a by_o pry_v into_o the_o future_a both_o which_o be_v both_o the_o sloth_n and_o business_n of_o all_o prognosticate_a predictor_n 26._o prophecy_n serve_v to_o instruct_v all_o age_n divination_n instead_o of_o instruct_v have_v only_o prove_v to_o distract_v present_a time_n and_o that_o be_v all_o 27._o the_o gift_n or_o grace_n of_o prophecy_n be_v give_v for_o the_o thing_n of_o faith_n and_o true_a worship_n divination_n have_v only_o be_v use_v to_o seduce_v from_o both_o 28._o prophecy_n be_v inspire_v by_o god_n for_o the_o prevention_n of_o idolatry_n superstition_n sorcery_n divination_n have_v be_v suggest_v by_o the_o devil_n as_o a_o occasion_n and_o promotion_n of_o they_o all_o 29._o all_o thing_n be_v subject_a to_o prophetical_a illumination_n as_o thing_n past_a 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